Inter-Christian relations

25.05.2017 12:47

Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II completes his visit to Russia

Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II completes his visit to Russia On May 25, 2017, the Coptic Patriarch, His Holiness Tawadros II, completed his visit to Moscow for the award ceremony to receive the prize of the Unity of Orthodox Nations Foundation.
25.05.2017 1:38

President Vladimir Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill and the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II

President Vladimir Putin meets with Patriarch Kirill and the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II On May 24, 2017, President Vladimir Putin, who came to the patriarchal residence in Chistiy Pereulok to greet His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of his name day, had a talk with him and the Coptic Patriarch, His Holiness Tawadros II.
24.05.2017 1:57

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill leads 17th award ceremony of International Public Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill leads 17th award ceremony of International Public Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations On 23 May 2017, at the Hall of the Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the 17th annual ceremony of awarding the Patriarch Alexy II Prize of the Unity of the International Public Foundation for…
22.05.2017 22:30

Head of the Coptic Church begins his visit to Russia

Head of the Coptic Church begins his visit to Russia His Holiness Tawadros II, the Coptic Patriarch, has arrived in Moscow. His Holiness’s visit is made on the occasion of his winning the prize of the International Public Foundation of the Unity of Orthodox Nations.
22.05.2017 22:20

Patriarch Kirill meets with Italian delegation accompanying the relics of St. Nicholas

Patriarch Kirill meets with Italian delegation accompanying the relics of St. Nicholas The meeting took place at the Supreme Church Council Hall at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour.
21.05.2017 17:29

Shrine with particle of holy relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker brought to Russia

Shrine with particle of holy relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker brought to Russia On 21 May 2017, the shrine containing a particle of the holy relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was delivered by special flight from the Italian city of Bari to Moscow.
21.05.2017 7:48

Russian Orthodox Church delegation arrives in Bari to take a part of the relics of St. Nicholas to Russia

Russian Orthodox Church delegation arrives in Bari to take a part of the relics of St. Nicholas to Russia The part of the relics, the saint’s left ninth rib, will stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg till July 28.
19.05.2017 22:36

Holy See expresses solidarity with Ukrainian Orthodox Church over the attempts to adopt anti-church laws in Ukraine

Holy See expresses solidarity with Ukrainian Orthodox Church over the attempts to adopt anti-church laws in Ukraine As has been repeatedly noted by religious leaders, secular experts and human rights advocates that these bills, if adopted, would lead in particular to the introduction of discriminatory restrictions with regard to the largest religious organization in Ukraine and the only canonical Orthodox Church in the country.
17.05.2017 20:46

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii In response to the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, has sent to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubiy a letter expressing profound concern over the…
17.05.2017 19:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje On May 17, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the president of the Slovenian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Stanslav Lipovsek of Celje (Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia).
16.05.2017 15:21

Metropolitan Hilarion gives interview to Interfax-Religion

Metropolitan Hilarion gives interview to Interfax-Religion On 10-14 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), visited Washington, D.C., to take part in the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. Metropolitan Hilarion also met with the U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence and various religious leaders of the…
14.05.2017 10:31

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians completes its work

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians completes its work On 13 May 2017, the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, which opened in Washington D.C., USA, on May 10, held its final session.
13.05.2017 20:26

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Anglican Church in North America

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Anglican Church in North America Archbishop Beach confirmed the firm commitment of the Anglican Church in North America to moral standard of the Gospel.
13.05.2017 14:04

Joint Statement from Franklin Graham and Metropolitan Hilarion

Joint Statement from Franklin Graham and Metropolitan Hilarion Metropolitan Hilarion and Reverend Graham stressed the importance of Russia and the United States setting aside their differences and working together to combat terrorism and protect Christians who are actively suffering persecution, especially in the Middle East and North and Central Africa.
12.05.2017 9:57

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk  at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians 800 participants from over 135 countries have gathered at the Summit that is taking place in Washington on May 10-13, 2017.
12.05.2017 1:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians On 11 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered an address at the plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington.
11.05.2017 22:49

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians begins its work in Washington On 10 May 2017, the World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians opened in Washington, USA. The conference organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association brought together representatives of various Christian confessions from over 135 countries.
11.05.2017 11:27

Italian version of Patriarch Kirill’s book presented in Venice

Italian version of Patriarch Kirill’s book presented in Venice On May 7, 2017, a conference was held in Venice on ‘The model of the development of Christianity towards integral ecology’ devoted to a concept of economic progress different from the traditional capitalist and collectivist trends.
10.05.2017 22:47

Moscow Synodal Choir performs at St. Mark celebrations in Venice

Moscow Synodal Choir performs at St. Mark celebrations in Venice On May 7 and 8, 2017, divine services were held at the church of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women in Venice and at the relics of St. Mark at the Basilica of San Marco, as part of the commemoration day of the holy evangelist.
07.05.2017 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation On 7 May 2017, at the parish of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
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